Well, I am going to take the advice I give and see the positive in September’s arrival. The Fall is such a beautiful season. Weather is less humid, walking outside is more enjoyable, schedules are back and Football returns which means I get back to Fall Dinners like chili and pasta ! Plus in Richmond, we have the best list of Fall Festivals. I am going to embrace it all and go moment by moment with the things that are overwhelming.
We are adjusting to our “new” at home and Marky is doing ok. I think school will be very different for him without his sister there but we are taking some steps to hopefully make it a little smoother. The house is definitely quieter, but we are finding new ways to do things and creating new patterns for us all. I will write more about that later. I’ve been busy making some new memories, this picture is from our “exploring time” as Marky called it, downtown. There are so many hidden gems around.
This issue is full of great info and upcoming events. We also welcome AnswersNow to our site, AnswersNow, provides personalized support and resources for parents and caregivers of children with autism, you can chat with them on their app. It is a veery helpful and innovative service. See our article about them below.
For those that have not printed their form for back to school yet, you can get your “ALL ABOUT ME” ready for school, this form has been such a great tool for our son and his teachers, aides etc. I hope you find it helpful. If you have any issues, please get in touch.
We wish everyone a safe and happy start back to school , here are 2 old articles that I find to be helpful as the school year gets started. The first is helping to transition your child and the second is a letter to your child’s general ed teacher.
Virginia Family Dentistry offers some great lunch tips here and ASCV has a very informative workshop scheduled, Accessing Services & Supports at Home and in the Community with Medicaid Waivers, you can register here.
Don’t forget to register to join us for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond’s 12th Annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival.
Be sure to check the site and Facebook to stay up tp date. If you have anything you want to share or add, please get in touch. This site is for you, we need to and want to know what works! You can email Carissa or Tricia.
KnowDifferent.net is a site for all special need families that have to do anything “KNOWdifferently”. No matter what the diagnosis, our site will offer you a place to learn, a place to share and a place to feel KnowDifferent.We have some great community events coming up, be sure to check our calendar frequently as we add to it daily. Some more detailed info is included here about Winter sessions for our kids to keep busy as well.
KnowDifferent.net is a site for all special need families that have to do anything “KNOWdifferently”. No matter what the diagnosis, our site will offer you a place to learn, a place to share and a place to feel KnowDifferent.
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